LS polls: MDMK names Ganeshamurthi as candidate for Erode
Chennai, Mar 16: DMK's ally MDMK on Saturday announced the candidature of former MP A Ganeshamurthi from the Erode constituency for the April 18 Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu.
Ganeshamurthi is a two-time MP, who had represented Palani in the 12th Lok Sabha (1998) and Erode during the 2009-14 period.
"Ganeshamurthi is contesting from Erode as MDMK candidate, on behalf of the DMK-led Secular Progressive Alliance," MDMK founder Vaiko said in a statement here.
MDMK has been allotted the Erode constituency, even as DMK President M K Stalin has assured one Rajya Sabha seat to his party's ally at the appropriate time.Poll code violation: TN orders inquiry on Rahul's interaction with students
Palaniswami calls on DMDK leader Vijayakanth
Meanwhile, an AIADMK delegation led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami Saturday called on DMDK founder Vijayakanth at his residence here, the party said.
AIADMK has struck a poll pact with the Vijayakanth-led party for the April 18 Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu, and DMDK has been allotted four seats as part of the seat-sharing agreement.
According to a DMDK release, Palaniswami met Vijayakanth on a "courtesy call," and enquired about his well-being. Vijayakanth had recently undergone medical treatment in the US.
The AIADMK delegation comprised Ministers C Sreenivasan, Sellur K Raju, C Vijayabaskar and Kadambur Raju among others. Palaniswami is the AIADMK Joint Coordinator.
The two parties had struck their poll pact on Sunday after days of discussions.
Tamil Nadu has a total of 39 Lok Sabha seats.